How to Reset your Internet Explorer Settings

Malicious programs and some still legal intimidating adware often manipulate browser settings, and Internet Explorer is the main target. After settings are changed, you home page, favorite sites and search engines might be replaced with some odd programs that you never asked to be installed.

If you want to eliminate the results of rogue intervention in your privacy, then you need to know how to reset your Internet Explorer settings. First thing you need to do is restoring your Internet Explorer default settings. This will help you to remove some intimidating programs unless they are backed by spyware Trojan like services inserted in your system from malicious sites.

Start your Internet Explorer.

Click on “Tools” and click “Internet Options” in the menu pane.

Open “Advanced” tab and click on “Restore advanced settings” button.


Internet Explorer option dialog


Click on “Reset” button and read warning message that gives you some idea on coming changes that needed your confirmation.


Warning message for IE options reset


Note: If you check “Delete Personal Settings” check box, than all the cookies, history, stored passwords and other information will be removed. You can try to proceed without checking this box if you want your personal info preserved during changes.

If this doesn’t help to remove unneeded programs from your Internet Explorer or stop some of its strange behavior, then you can repeat this procedure with the check box for personal settings deletion set ON. In this case you probably wouldn’t want to keep your passwords and other information anyway because there is a great chance of this info being disclosed and not private anymore.


Click Close after reading report with a list of changes.


IE report box for reset


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